I cleaned out my fridge. Don’t ask details or you might lose all respect for me. Husby’s so called “Stop! No! Don’t throw it away! I’ll eat it later!” leftovers about made me ask Bubba for CPR. Ew. Amidst the horror, I spotted some unused mint, a few lonely strawberries, and half a lemon. I also just so happened to have pure glycerin soap (I’ve been meaning to make some soap for months now, friends… can you say procrastination-station?) Here was my first go at soap! My middle name is now Chemist (ok not really bc that’s NOT a cute name and I’m not smartypants. However, I DID feel super legit with my white apron & swimming goggles).
Shower? Ready or not, here I come…
Lil’ Strawberry Sassafras? Yep! You’re comin’ too. Don’t ask questions.
Cube pure glycerin soap and microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until soap is completely melted. Do not boil.
Puree fruit of choice, herbs, or zest from the flesh of citrus. Divide soap equally among three empty containers (not shown). Add 1 teaspoon of each ingredient at a time until desired amount & color are achieved (color darkens as it sets). For berries, add only 1 teaspoon if you want the soap to remain clear.
Spray the inside of empty jello boxes, muffin tins, or any small glass/plastic container with vegetable spray. Pour mixed sop into containers. Spray rubbing alcohol on the top of each soap to remove air bubbles.
Allow soaps to harden for 2 hours. You may need to place the molds (soap still intact) in the freezer to help pry the soap loose. The silicone muffin pan popped right out without any problems! Use soap within 3 months.